|Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
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|Tony Michels 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Tony Michels was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Michaels Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 21, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/TonyMichels21march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
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|Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
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